News in: Biodiversity

Art G.

When Tigers "Say Cheese", They Are Found!

The facial recognition function on our digital cameras doesn’t only detect human faces, it can also be used to track the world’s endangered animals, like tigers! Simply download an app, game it and match a real wild tiger. Read on

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Finding Mammal – Automatic Device Helps Count Migrating Whales

The grey whale is one of the animal kingdom’s great migrators. Every year they migrate in groups called pods, swimming a 20,000 km round trip between Alaskan waters and the warmer Mexican coast close to Baja California. The other major group of grey whales lives in the seas of Korea. Scientists have developed a device to automatically track the formerly-endangered mammal. Read on

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Unmanned Drones Used to Protect Endangered Vaquita

The Vaquita is the smallest of all cetaceans, and is one of the most endangered marine mammals in the world - along with whales, dolphins, seals, manatees, sea otters - with less than 100 of them on the planet. Mexico is testing the use of unmanned drones to help protect the critically-endangered Vaquita from being killed by illegal fishing activities in the Gulf of California. Read on

Ruth Hartnup

Stop Ghost Fishing Nets from Haunting Our Oceans

Many of us are unaware of things out of our sight. Unseen below the ocean's surface, abandoned fishing nets and fishing gears are causing untold damage in the water. A student national winner for the James Dyson Award invented biodegradable fishing nets, trying to fix the problem with a simple and cheap solution. Read on